Thursday, 5 May 2016

Four Things We Can All Learn From Donald Trump

Disclaimer: This is by no means an endorsement of Donald Trump. I could have written my blog post on "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People", but this is the positive zone, so...

With people in the UK voting for assembly members, councillors, mayors and police commissioners, today is the UK's biggest election day, and in keeping with the theme, I have decided to speak on something a bit controversial. Whatever our sentiments are towards Donald Trump's presidential campaign, there is no denying that there is a lot that can be learned from this man's apparent success.
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1. Have an unwavering belief in yourself
When Trump announced that he was running for presidency in June last year, I am sure we all laughed collectively. After that I didn't give it a second thought, because I actually thought there was no way this announcement could be serious. However, with the ever increasing amount of coverage Mr. Trump was receiving I began to realise that this guy is not a farce. But a full on presidential candidate. With a whole team behind him, and a small following of supporters! The lesson here? No matter what you are aiming for, believe in yourself, and others will believe in you too.

2. Be persistent and fight resistance!
After hearing that all the other republican candidates had fallen off the presidential wagon one by one, and that Trump will be THE likely republican nominee to face off the opposition, I could only stare at my TV screen in amazement. Like Trump, you need to keep going, even in the face of criticism and ridicule. 
Donald Trump has gone from <a href="/2015/06/16/politics/donald-trump-2016-announcement-elections/index.html" target="_blank">outsider</a> to controversial front-runner in the race to become the Republican Party's 2016 presidential candidate. Trump began his bid with an announcement speech on June 16, calling  for a <a href="">massive wall</a> on the U.S. border with Mexico -- for which he said he would make Mexico pay. At this stage he was tied for 10th place in <a href="/2015/06/16/politics/donald-trump-2016-announcement-elections/index.html" target="_blank">the polls</a>, at just 3%.
3. Stand out from the crowd
Whilst the other candidates ((republican and democrat) have been blazing their campaign trail with talk about the economy and foreign policy, our friend Trump had other more pressing issues to speak about.  In this modern age, I can actually say I have never heard of any presidential candidate saying they will build a wall to keep immigrants out; or making lewd comments about a female reporter's monthly cycle . However, the joke that is Trump's presidential campaign has marked him out as the subject of many a discussions. I am by no means saying you should be as lewd, however I am saying that you can never expect to stand out if you are always trying to fit in.

4. Talent will get you there, determination will keep you there!
There is no doubt that Trump is a very successful businessman and TV personality. It is this success, that has catapulted him into popularity. But did you know that Trump has NO political experience? But what he does have is determination (and an amazing PR team!) What am I saying? Talent can only get you so far.
Sorry, I know you'd have  rather read about something else today, but what do you think? Are the any additional lessons we can learn from the man that is Trump?


  1. You made some great points here but by no means is he a great presidential candidate. I have never heard him say out loud his polices or how he will run the country. He keeps repeating about building a wall. Immigrants boots the economy in so many ways that I can list here. He is so full of himself and speaks before he even thinks. The whole thing is just a mess, running a great country like American does not only requires building walls but a whole lot which he does not have. I can go on and but I will just stop here and watch how this plays out. Happy weekend babes.

    1. Hi Diana, Many thanks for passing by. I understand and even agree with your sentiments entirely.But the reality is that he has made great gains. His whole campaign has been ran like one big joke, but he is still standing - and that is the reality. Anyway, I didn't want to get too political here, just wanted to highlight some of the tools he might have used to get him this far.
      God bless you.



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